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Friday, 13 May 2016

On Ministry, life and what God wants



I have made up my mind to do ministry. Since the Holy Ghost won't let up and my heart always goes out to certain types of people to help them, perhaps influence them towards Christ. 

I have an idea of the kinds of people I would like to reach out to.

I think in pictures so instead of leaving an image of a serpent in your mind, I chose to leave an image of a dove in your mind, if you would honour the Holy Ghost, He will show up and help you. Tips about the Holy Ghost, He gets grieved when you don't obey and He is that great friend that you have been looking for all your life. He is the performer of the signs and wonders, the people you see are those who have yielded their bodies to be used by Christ as a vehicle on the earth. Congrats as you begin what is a wonderful journey of walking with God.


I have been blessed with the very first right pastor that helped form my basic ideas about people, God, God's nature, character and ability, the Holy Ghost, the sovereignty of God. my identity in Christ. I have also been blessed to have grounded leaders who have trained me and shaped me in different areas. One of the things I noticed in them was a fear of God and a respect for the things of God. Whatever I noticed I respected and cultivated also. So I understand the importance of having leaders

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Why dreams and visions are important?


So many people keep getting saved.
#Pray
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I learned the meaning of apostate today.

An apostate means a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle

Abandoning a religious or political belief or principle.

My prayer is that for as many as have embraced varying beliefs or principles contrary to the principles of God's kingdom or have exalted any knowledge above the knowledge of Christ that by grace they would drop those contrary thoughts, beliefs or principles at God's altar and instead accept the principles of God's kingdom.

That they would be truly ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ and His kingdom

Beautiful videos

Friday, 6 May 2016

LESSONS: I am learning from some believers on Facebook, be discerning though

For everyone who breaks a frontier in business, ministry or any organization that you want to start or run, you will face opposition.



I have handled some degree of opposition and by God's grace come through because I got training from some leaders known and unknown. By the grace of God, I have learned many things I will be sharing in my blogs. Today I will be sharing some things that will come in handy in rising to who God has called you to be.

When you come under attacks, two things you need to guard is your heart and your actions. When your heart and actions are guarded, you will have favour with God and promotion will come only because you remain faithful to God. This guy on the internet puts it clearer than me. You can't be the enemy of the whole world or you will get destroyed and no one will care but God because everyone else is trying to live their own life; only God has got your back totally.



Here are some guidelines that will help you: It is called FIVE KEYS TO HANDLING LIES AND ATTACKS.

Except you want to remain a nobody, because when you are nobody no one bothers about you, but when there is potential, opposition will arise. If you know how to handle it wisely, you will grow by the opposition but if you don't you will be destroyed and there will be no one to weep over you because the world is callous and will keep moving.

Learn, learn, learn.
This is the way to grow and become great. This is the process.

Work on your character: Your character is more important than your reputation and your character will eventually outrun your reputation. Keep your dream alive and fix your eyes on the One who will always have your back. You will get there. All the heroes of faith went through this and came out glowing. You will glow too. You will rise, you will shine.

Isaiah 60
It says arise, shine for your light is come, the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

The bible says that the light is come. The glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Never forget this. God knew you were not perfect because He called you to be His son/daughter. If your perfection or imperfection was going to be a problem, he would not have called you.

To walk with God, you need to understand that what He says is higher than what men, women, boys and girls will say. You need to understand that God is sovereign and omnipotent, omnipresence and omniscience. He can do anything. What He does He protects and He defends. You can trust Him. 

Isaiah 60 says that there is deep darkness in the earth but the Lord will arise upon you and His glory will be seen on you. So in spite of the obstacles, know that the glory of the Lord will defend you. The Lord will show you the way by the angel that comes from His presence and that like the children of Israel, the covenant will protect you and all that is yours, your family, your jobs, your businesses, your family nuclear and extended will be covered by that covenant. 

The bible speaks about the inheritance that the saints (those in Christ) and what they should have. The words of the bible says that we have received an abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness so that we can reign in life. 

God has given us (those IN CHRIST) an open door so that we can be able rule, reign and have dominion in this life. God wants us to be in a place of perpetual provision, protection and direction. The one in Christ is never stranded because the ones for the one in Christ are always more than the ones against no matter how many the number that are against.

You must learn how to walk in the Spirit and stay aligned because the most important thing in the life of any believer is to please God and faith pleases God. Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5) and to disarm the enemy (the enemy does not mean other human beings but the devil) walk in love.

Just crucify your flesh and walk in love towards all men especially those you perceive to be your enemies. Just love. Romans 5:5 teaches you that you have the capacity to walk in love no matter what. Enjoy the article.

Fight and win in the Spirit. Refuse to enter into the flesh. Stay in the shadow of the almighty. You will find safety there in God's presence and the best thing of all, you are going higher!

Check the article here>


Friday, 15 April 2016

Redemption and dominion over sin

If you read in Matthew 1, you see the genealogy of man and how man began and got to where we are at today.

Matt 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

This is very profound, that they would be referred to the generation of Jesus Christ and then what is also wonderful is the fact that Jesus Christ was referred to as the son of David and then as the son of Abraham. 
What is important is this verse:

Luke 3: 38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.


The bible says that Adam was the son of God.

Rewind to Gen 1- 3 and you will read the story of how Adam obeyed the serpent in eating the apple and lost the dominion of ma, he lost the glory.

God sent another Adam to the earth in the person of Jesus Christ. When Jesus had done nothing miraculous while he was baptized by John, God sent a sign to show that he approved of Jesus and a voice from heaven said, "this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased".

From that moment on,  Jesus began to live in dominion over sin, sickness, poverty, and everything else that was a consequence of the curse. 

When Jesus rose again from the dead, the glory, the crown was restored back to man, and anyone else who would come under the Lordship of Jesus and back into relationship with God. 

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Man fell short of the glory. That glory was the dominion instrument that God put on man. When you come under the Lord, sin has no dominion over you again. The glory is back and the power to live above sin, sickness, poverty and anything that represents the curse, comes and you and you are able to live above it. The glory of God, the one that was a fire for the Israelites at night and a cloud by day comes back to your life. You are no longer short of the glory. 

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Sin has effects. When you come into Christ, the power to live above the effects of sin is in you.
John 1:12 says that as many as believed on His name, to them He gave the power to become the children of God, that power is still resident in you. That power is the resurrection power of Jesus Christ who is alive in you.

Romans 6: 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The bible says you have been made free from sin, believe it. You have become servants of God, what an honour. Believe it. You have your fruit unto holiness, act it. It is who you are. Your end will be everlasting life, hallelujah!
The wages of sin is death. For those who practice sin, you are carrying out a service, tis like a job and your employer (the devil) is packaging your salary, which is death in the various forms that it shows up. 
Sin means to fall short...
The bible says that the gift of God is eternal life. This one is not a salary. It is not something you work for. It is something you receive when you come into the family of God by making Jesus Lord.
When you have not made Jesus Lord, spiritually you are in the family of the devil, whether you believe it or not. It does not need your belief to be in effect.
When you make Jesus Lord, you come into the family of God, God becomes your father and now you have access to the inheritance. The Holy Ghost told me years ago that it was the heritage of the sons. You learn how to access your inheritance as you grow up spiritually. That is one good reason to grow spiritually.
When you give your life to Christ as I believe you will, ask someone who is a Christian to get you filled with the Holy Ghost. Or ask a pastor in a BIBLE-believing church to pray with you to receive the Holy Ghost. He comes to you so that you will not feel and act like an orphan when Daddy-God is your father and Christians are your brothers and sisters. 
One of the important things you must learn is to start living Romans 12:2 by not being conformed to the world but to be transformed by the renewal of your mind. 
This requires saying no to anything that wants you to conform to this world and yes to God.
Your choices determine the type of Christian life that you live.
If you are ready to start, say this prayer:

Lord Jesus I thank You for the proof of your love for me, I thank you for Jesus death on the cross and how that the Holy Ghost raised him from the death and that I make Him Lord of my life, I proclaim Him as Lord and now I am born again. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus and I am seated in heavenly places far above principalities and power, I am superior to the devil and I am now a member of the family of God. Halleluyah, Amen.
To receive the Holy Ghost, Just say:
Holy Spirit, thank you for conviction, thank you for I am not an orphan, Jesus has sent You to me as comforter, helper, standby, legal advocate, wonderful counselor in Jesus name, I receive your help in Jesus name, amen. Thank you because you lead me and guide and protect me in this last days to fulfil your will and purpose in Jesus name, amen



Thursday, 7 April 2016

Thursday Video: My heart burns for "you"

Have you known the love of God?
Have you received the love of God?
Have you accepted that God loves you forever?

It does something not just for you but IN YOU.



I am sharing this video by Jesus Culture called Obsession
There is no better obsession to have than the Lord Jesus

Now when you know how much He loves you
There is no setback you cannot rise up from because Jesus has always got Your back
and He always always means what He says
He doesn't waste words

I witness Christ

No one ever recovered from Jesus' love
When you know His love it's like you are standing on a rock that you can't be moved from.
If you don't know Jesus
If you have not experience the love of the Father
Seek Him
You are made forever when you find yourself in Christ

I will pray for you that you will find Him.


Enjoy your Thursday.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Understanding the way...

I think it was in 2010 that I first learned how to exercise patience and understanding instead of letting the steam out of my ears.

I have lost my cool about three times in the last two weeks so I guess keeping my cool is not as important as then. Then the Holy Ghost would keep me silent, it was difficult then to think that I could stay as silent as I did.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

My 201st post: Happy Sunday y'll, guess what happened to me today?

Happy Sunday y'll.

It was my 200th post the last post I did and I didn't even notice. 

Halleluyah. I have written 200 posts so far. It is a week to my yearly retreat and I have so many expectations but more than those expectations is the trust that I have in God that He will hold on to me and never let go.

I have a special information. There is a new online pleasure that has all your guilty pleasures and some necessities too. It is called http://www.diapersnmum.com


You can buy good quality products shipped all the way from Canada at great prices. I will talk about it some more after you watch this wonderful video.




I watched this video in 2008 and it changed my life. I literally felt the presence of the Holy Ghost come into my office to be with me.

Awesome video.

Two of my sisters are moms and because I have sometimes done aunty duties, I know how diapers can be expensive. So when I saw this deal I thought that I would share. You can get N3000 off your Huggies diapers. I have witnessed firsthand how comfy the diapers are. 






Buy your Huggies diapers at http://www.diapersnmum.com and there's also all the exotic makeup, women's essentials etc. It is a place I would love to invade and just do a shopping frenzy, it's an online store so you can go crazy shopping online and have your goodies delivered to your door.

Have an awesome Monday. It's another time to turn your life around and make it count!

Did you guess what happened to me?

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Brave is who you are!


You make me brave - Amanda Cooke and Bethel Music

Awesome music

Only be thou strong and be thou courageous.

God does not say, be courageous because your situation or circumstances are the type that allow you to be brave. He asks you to be brave because you are made in his image.

The presence of God, the confidence that He is with you, that God remains with you is the reason for bravery and courage.

Have faith in God.

It is always a choice. If you refuse to have faith in God, you will put it in something.

Ensure that you daily, consciously choose to trust God.

Enjoy your Thursday.

I will share, I love your presence with you next week.

I love Christian love songs. Songs that tell of the love of God. Jut enjoy your Thursday and all the days till next Thursday.

Have a great week and see you next Thursday.

Please listen to the song and let it sink into your spirit. God loves you.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Thursday videos: and the lessons attached




Listen to the video first.

Fears

When we are in the world, we learn fear as part of our growth processes, some textbooks even teach that fear helps protect us from danger. The bible doesn't teach us so but the world system does. 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

How to be a good worker? 1

1. Understand that God anoints you for trouble. 

Who wants to be anointed for trouble? I just want to live a peaceful life jare!

This is what I used to say years ago when I gave my life to Christ. When I faced obstacles, my first response was to fight physically and I hated authority so much because I thought that authority was created to hurt me or hinder me or stop me.

Authority is instituted by God and it is for your good.

For this to benefit you, you must believe that the word of God is the final authority. Believe it.
It is true. 

Be sure you are a Christian.  
Christianity is making Jesus Lord. Then it is living with Jesus as Lord every day. Then it is living surrendered daily. Then it is called living surrendered to God's will, thought and plan (in the specifics) for your life. 

The only way to get the specifics is to spend time daily with God and to spend time learning to acknowledge that the Spirit of God has been put on the earth to help you.


Put on the armor of God before going to work. 
You might not understand why you must go to work armed. Work is an arena in which you can live with Jesus as your Lord or you can conform to the world's work response. There's the place of not taking bribes, there's the place of working as unto the Lord. Doing your very best because God is your boss. If you are able to do this, you will live the Christ life and show people the Lord through the way you live.
You will either do this or you will be two people, a good Christian in your church or just like the rest of the world in your office. God wants the former. Do you want to please Him?


Ensure you are prepared and empowered for each day.
I don't know if I am empowered everyday but I get up daily as much as I can desiring to please God. If making profit through the wrong means stands in the way of me pleasing God, I pray I will choose God instead of making money the wrong way.

I stand up preparing to do my work in a way that would glorify Him by the grace of God and to stand up and not hide Him or my knowing Him by my words, thoughts and actions.






Tuesday, 19 January 2016

On different genres of Christian music and on archaic 'animalistic' thinking in Nigeria

Human
truly human
'Your expression, an image of who You are'.
That is who You say that I am, Lord.

On favourite New Music

We love TY Bello in my house, she's vivid! 
Her music has a life of its own.

I have new music, yay! I am loving Matthew West, Bethel Music, Hillsong and Krystal Meyers, they have really amazing music. Love it.

On Nigeria,

I discovered this poet today. I can't remember his name so I will just pop over to my facebook page to see his name. His name is Chijioke Amu-Nnadi.

He has some drama going on all over blogosphere, twitter, facebook et al.

These three ladies: Mary Adebayo, Cece Irene and Hymar David have some accusations that they have laid on him. From the description, it is obvious that he will soon come up with smart ways to discredit the three of them.

Good news, it is easy to discredit one person but not three people. That's that. The sad thing is, I won't be reading any of his poetry.

Fancy pictures I like today.

AFP.com
I love this pic. Models in stripes, clothes looking good. I like it.


My company logo
Hope you had a terrific Christmas and New Year.
I had an a-okay one.

Prayer: That I may apprehend that for which I was apprehended...in Jesus name, amen

Monday, 27 July 2015

Pondering these things...

AFP picture
These people are in the winter time, I think, walking on mountainous terrain. As far as I am concerned, they are on a journey to what they believe will be a better life. They are migrants, I hope they find what they are looking for if it is good.

Christianity can sometimes be a journey and a destination in God. The day you surrender your life, you are located in God's kingdom. From that moment on, you are on a journey to discover that new man in Christ that you are.

I hit something or something hit me.

Hmmm
This world sha. It didn't surprise me anyway because I didn't expect any less. Well with all that has gone on, I still turn to the anchor for my soul as I have always.
There are always different kinds of winds, the wind that brings good things from God comes to supernaturally increase you. 

When the enemy sees the good coming, he could also send winds that sink ships. What keeps one afloat till God's goodness arrives? His word.

Instead of using a new one, I will use an old one that has worked previously.

I feel so much opposition. When I feel opposition I fight. I just never fight physically. I fight on my knees figuratively. Knowing that my weapons are not carnal, obviously they are spiritual. God says through the 1st century Christians that they are mighty in God (God is in the mix) to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

This word is for me and it is easy for me to accomplish because I'm the offspring of God. I'm just like Him. What He can do I can do. Anything He writes in the bible I can do. I can relate with God because I feel no inferiority, fear or condemnation because He has made me righteous. Loads of time I mutter "righteous by faith" several times so I don't forget and think I earn God's love by performance. God simply loves me. Glad about that.

God has given me His word/promise to help me live his divine nature. Today I'm reminding myself of the things that Peter says are needed or should be added.
The word of God in practice, hmmm. After practicing God's word in the field I need reminders so I don't just copy other Christian under assumptions.

Here's what Peter says I need to add to my operating in divine nature so that I am fruitful.
"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue"
I should be diligent. The diligent worker will rule. I should be diligent about my spiritual life also. It shouldn't be left to chance. I should also add virtue to my faith.

Thank God I have faith (Rom 12:3) since God has given everyone a measure of faith and I have mine. God is just. What is that virtue that I should have? The TLB (The Living Bible) translates the word "virtue" to goodness.
So even when I'm angry I can't do badness, I'm to intentionally add goodness. Okay, agreed. Abi I want to follow Jesus. I do. I made up my mind 15 years ago. I still choose Jesus daily instead of convenience or compromise.

"...and to virtue knowledge;..."
I am to add knowledge to goodness. Some people say knowledge puffs up and this is true. That love is better than knowledge. I agree but 1Peter 1 gives a direct instruction to add knowledge to goodness. So even when I practice goodness whether I feel like or not, I'm to add knowledge and I'm willing. I'm curious by nature. I love learning new things. I love reading. I read my bible. Love it. I read Christian literature from specific authors. Love reading Kenneth Hagin books. I had a pastor friend one time, our friendship was sustained by me wanting to read his books. Read many Kenneth Hagin's books. His books are vivid for me.

 "..And to knowledge temperance;..."
You know when you think you have something mastered. I am still increasing in self control as I live life daily. Listening to a black female musician whose song is made of "O Lord Jesus, Stand by me". It reflects my state of mind. So self control is being tested and growing. It is important for been fruitful and not barren.

"...and to temperance patience;..."
Patience is the ability to stay in one place believing the same thing come what may. I've taken my position and I won't be shifting it. Faith needs patience, I thought I could relax but what was it my college pastor, either lie down and play dead or fight with the weapons God made you with. It is a life of faith and we spend it fighting the good fight of faith. I am in. No going back.

"...and to patience godliness;..."
Godliness. When you've been in a crowd and everyone is jostling pushing you here and there looking for space, as the world can sometimes be, you can toss godliness in the bin and just imitate the agbero's attitude. God says no. If you want to be fruitful, even if others are being ungodly and employing the devil's tactics, I don't want you to. Be godly. That's what it means to be separated unto me. You can't take the easy road. NO

"...And to godliness brotherly kindness;..."
You will think the other things will be difficult for me. I see relating with people as difficult. I wish they were all mannequins then I wouldn't feel their judgment so terribly. If they don't matter to me, their opinion doesn't matter either. Why can't I separate it? God says they matter. I still maintain my core. I can't run myself ragged. I can be kind to them. One of the first lessons the Spirit of God taught me was kindness so I will be kind. The virtuous woman, even though I don't expect to fulfil all in a day had on her lips, the law of kindness. I will do that. If it will please I choose to do this and I won't insult them in my mind either. I will do it right.

"..and to brotherly kindness charity".
After all this blockbuster amazing things, I can walk in love. It is easy o since it is in my spirit. The Holy Spirit has shed the love of God abroad in my heart. Yes He has. I can walk in love because God's love is in me enough to give out to my world.
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 2 Peter 1:5-8
I am fruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ because everything that should be added I have added. Awesome.

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. - 1 Peter 3:12
This is my promise for the week and I am activating it by muttering it over me. Expecting God's goodness today like never before.
Thank You God for leading me and speaking to me. I'm grateful. I'm grateful for your word in John 10:4-5 that your sheep hear Your voice and follow you but we will NEVER follow a stranger but will run away because we don't know the strangers voice.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Ponderings

Old enough in the faith to guide my faith and love by the power of the Holy Ghost.

Doing right isn't easy on the flesh
It is easy with the help of the Holy Ghost
It is do-able

I always ask myself what is the love response
What is the motivation?
Then what is the faith response?

This keeps me in track.

God works with your hopes and dreams
Sometimes He gives you His own
To even hear Him when He speaks, you should have your own.

My siblings and I always say, this world is more than meets the eye.
I believe it with my whole heart.

It has been a while since I pondered on the things in my heart
No politically correct for me
I try
But it always seems like I am living somehow less when I'm coasting on that mode.
This world is more than meets the eye
My confidence is that I trust in the One who holds me firmly
He might be invisible
But His instructions have led me thus far
And I know that as long as I follow His guide
I am not lost.

To be lost is to be without His voice, His guide and His protection
I have known the fickleness of the world, of people even of the cloth
I have known these things enough to know that all other ground is sinking sands
To know that outside His own will I am prey to the whims and caprices of man
But inside His will always, I will amaze and confound my enemies time and again.

I have known the self righteousness of my long winded prayers
And the sincerity and dependency of short prayers like: God, you are soveriegn, have Your way.
I have known the comfort of 'Be still and know that I am God
And the mockery of those who think they know better
And imagine that God leaves something as important as writing my story in the hands of mortals.

I believe in the God who works behind the scenes
I believe in the God who rules in the affairs of men
I believe in the God who makes tomorrow better than today
I believe in the God who makes better plans
I believe in the God who calls, equips, empowers and goes along with His own.

I believe in the good God
His judgment is not towards me
Isaiah doesn't tell me that
His love and mercy and grace and favour is towards me all day long
Yes I believe it
I don't know how but I do
I think that Fathers and Daughters are that way
After you have walked together for a while, God's character is so certain, His actions can be known
They are good.

I don't doubt God's love
No, His character is sure.
Just to know He loves me so makes me know how blessed I am
How can I be ashamed of His gospel
I witness Him when I want to and when I don't feel like
He's an awesome God
An awesome God He is

I pledge my allegiance again and again only to find that His covenant stands sure
Me and Him
What blasphemy I would have said years ago
But He is my Yahweh
My buffer
The strength in me
The good in me
The God in me
The joy in me
My guarantee

Why is this God so good?
How can others know Him
Speechless O!
The only One who can surprise me time and again
I am grateful for His presence
I trust in Him more than my hands that type
He's more real to me than what I see
Glad
Grateful
Filled with the fullness of God.

My sister always says God is amazing o
That He raised His deliverer amongst enemies
Moses grew up amongst enemies
This God is able to do anything.

On Christ I stand
That's the essence of this post.
I am not standing on anything material
Or anything my head can figure out
I am not standing on human resources
No crutches for me
I stand on Christ.

He still speaks and thankfully I still listen for the voice of God in the cool of the day as Adam did.

Before the fall...

Too much talk.

Tessa Doghor
Editor, Social Media Guru

Monday, 27 April 2015

My latest post

I had much to blog about. I had to sort through and pick just one thing that could communicate a particular message.

Browsing through Adedoyin's blog helped.

I saw this.



Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

I decided to do what she did and score myself.

Love suffers long and is kind:
I am still kind by the grace of God. It is a choice and the nature of God so I agree. Do I suffer long? I have set some limits but when God says, "my friend". I jejely suffer long instead of crying out against perceived wrongs. Abeg without the spirit of God I am a quiet person. What keeps me loving and acting right is the influence of the Holy Spirit.

Love does not envy:
I don't have a bone for envy. I can look and say that is nice or not nice but I don't have a bone that can envy by the grace of God. It is not a challenge.

Love does not parade itself:
I don't parade myself but I parade my abilities sometimes and I know they are good. I learned early in life that "a gift makes room for you". I know a lot of people interpret it as buying a gift for someone, sometimes that is just backhanded and underhanded bribery but what do I know? Different strokes. Your gift, what God has gifted you with will bring you before the kings/queens of great nations, keep at it.

is not puffed up:
I am not puffed up o, just quiet, at times and then sassy. Others may have a different opinion though because I have found that when you don't talk much people can use their imagination and create their own characters straight out of their head. I do the same thing. I am just not as unkind to be sharing stuff that I created. I don't believe I am puffed up at all. 

does not behave rudely:
I am never rude. I just exit the building instead of being rude. Wetin be the gain sef. 

does not seek its own:
I don't seek my own. I don't do selfish. Naturally and supernaturally I am not selfish with stuff. I don't share my food sha. I would rather buy you a plate of food which is kind than share my food with you. Habit.

is not provoked:
I wish I could be provoked. When something provokes me before my new nature, I would open my mouth and be creative with words. You will never forget it but I would. Being someone who is not vengeful I forget immediately. That is my secret weapon actually. I never get angry. Instead I make plans.

thinks no evil:
My obsession. I heard a rumor about me once, they said she is obsessive. They don't know how much. I am pure focus when I set my mind on something. I attended fellowship one day and the word of God pierced through my spirit, soul and body. That day I started changing my mind and overcoming fears step by step. It became an obsession for me to think right. All I heard was Phillipians 4:8, we were asked to meditate on that scripture. I did it with a vengeance because I am very focused on determined on whatever I set my mind on. Till date, I get a word and put it in front of my eyes and my day follows that word, always. The obsession they speak of is an illusion. You would have to know me for more than three months to believe me though.

does not rejoice in iniquity:
Thank God for the grace of God. I cannot be happy at iniquity. I must quench it with grace. I am fully persuaded that if anyone comes to me and gets an earful, even if the word doesn't go to word when they hear, it is a seed that is growing and soon the life that has heard the word from me will begin to change until they become what God wants them to be. This is my conviction.

bears all things:
I have borne a lot and can still bear more only because the presence of God is always with me. I sing because God wants to hear me. I am covenanted to speak only words that edify. I don't know how faithful I have been to that but most times I do it unconsciously: speaking right, speaking life, I mastered it so that with no pressure or under pressure, only goodness proceeds from my lips. They once used to be sharp words but I prefer living with a bridled tongue, God is well pleased when my tongue is bridled.

believes all things:
I believe so much. I think it is a gift. I can see the sunny side of everything. I believe in prophetic speakings. I am having a conversation with you and though you may think I am just speaking, I am actually being prophetic. The only reason they are not empty words is because I have God's Spirit in me. Some people even used to try and sell me lies but thank God for the Holy Ghost. He sees into the thoughts and the intents of the heart. He's awesome. He is also a revealer of secrets.

hopes all things:
I believe in hoping and waiting. You know, after you have used faith, if you don't have patience, you will be unable to reap your harvest. Without hope though, you will not get faith.

endures all things:
I hate enduring. If you were a worldly person, you would call me melancholy. They are great at faithfulness, loyalty, enduring etc. I get a pass mark in all areas and by the Spirit of God, I master my weaknesses. 

Would you like to do this also? 

I love measuring myself according to God's standard of love. It fills up all the holes.

Monday, 20 April 2015

If ISIS are successful at online recruiting, what is our excuse?

ISIS are into online recruiting.


To live is Christ
To die is gain

Which of the two happens, as a believer you are always alive. When you hear of anything like this that happens, don't cry.

Be that much more determined to win a soul to Christ. When a soul is truly won for Christ, whatever the enemy does is just another opportunity to bring glory to God.

Have a great day and stay conscious that someone needs to hear about the Lord Jesus, His love, His glory, His power and that redemption of man has been accomplished and that all may freely cash their cheques.

Confess Jesus as Lord.

My heart loves this


Credit: Ann Voskamp

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

I used to hate submission until I discovred that was the safest place to be in

Have you read my article on Connect Nigeria on Money?
I woke up to see a picture of Heather’s blog and her picture was on submission. Of course I stole the picture and it is credited to Heather.



It just reminds me of how I wrestled against submission and submitting and why the woman must always be submitting to everyone. Why can’t she take care of herself? After all she is educated and independent.

I listened to all the scriptures that backed the truth of submission and what broke through me was that resisting authority is like resisting or fighting God and that a Christian should not be in that position. At all times I am for the kingdom of God in words and action and that includes not speaking against men of God. God make me a faithful steward over the words of my lips so that my conscience would be clear towards you.
#SubmissionThings

It was “hit and miss” for a bit because I was used to making my decisions for me. I had been independent for as long as I can remember. Now I have met this great God whom I love and I love Him because “Why would He do such awesome things for me, more than I can imagine and I wouldn’t love Him?” It was not as payment o because I was a stickler for perfection. If it were payment I would draw back. I regret nothing and I owe no one nothing, after all I am always right.
I learned to submit to God and to His word. I am still learning daily.
I learned to yield to the Holy Ghost.
I learned to yield to walking in love. I am still learning.
I learned to submit to my parent’s big fight against me. Story for another day.
I learned to submit to my pastors, in the Lord. Story for another day too. I had to suppress my mouth so much and surrender to the holy Ghost instructions constantly to win.

When it comes to single women, you submit to your parents and to your pastors. You are not to submit to other men or boyfriends and they are not responsible to lead you. They may offer advise as friends but they are not responsible in the eyes of God to take the leadership role in your life. You are to submit to your friends to maintain peace but not t submit to be led by them even though they can give you counsel. Godly counsel only binds you though (Psalms 1). You are to submit to older women to learn from them but godly counsel only binds you also.

When it comes to married women, the next highest person’s authority you come under after God is your spouse. Be sure that you can surrender to his leadership before marriage to him, after all is said and done, trust his leadership. Submit in the Lord.

When you are in this position, there is power on your head and you have power with God. Pray daily and cultivate a relationship with God. Here is where you influence things. You are not subject to the whims and caprices of man because of God’s sovereignty. Pray to God, pray over your spiritual life, pray for the authority that is over you. Pray for your family. Pray more than you talk. Pray and talk with God about everything. Ask for favour with the authority over you, ask for grace to walk in peace always and to please God in all that you do and say and think. You need the power of God to please God second to having a willingness to please God.

Stay in that position. Temptation will come from all around you to shift you out of that position. As soon as you notice you are wrongly position. Repent and return to God and ask for His help to stay obedient and then as much as you want to complain or murmur or argue, change those things to tongues, speak in tongues and ask the Holy Ghost to help you remain rightly positioned and help you maintain peace and help you pray. 

Ask the Holy ghost for power to pray, power to obey, power to speak the word above everything else that is fighting to have forefront above God. Give God first place. Put on the armour of God and the good fight of faith. You will win if you stay focused on Jesus. Let nothing and no one distract you.

Live a life which pleases God. When you please God, you will know. He will always show up to comfort you and lead you in the paths of righteousness.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Life is about getting better everyday.

I believe that the best life to live is the life Jesus gave.
I believe that success is about doing what God has asked of you and being positioned where He has asked you to stay.

Today as I research for a lovely article I will be sharing later today, I think you would love to see this article I saw about Kerry Washington. Read it here.

Photo Credit: Marie Claire

I love the way Kerry carries herself and her fashion sense is smart, chic and modest. She goes to church at the Potters House, is married to a Nigeria and her mother in law names her Amarachi. If I like you, I like you, no two ways. Is that even a phrase? In the interview sha, she came across as smart, engaging and upwardly mobile and she brought a gift for the person interviewing her.

What? Sometimes I just think "Tess, you are so razz, where are your manners?" I should be going out and bringing gifts for people even if only because of courtesy but it would be great if my heart was in it cos then that would be graciousness. Right. Those are my dreams, who I am. Help me O God.

Read my last article on how to win three digital cameras. Read it here
Photo Credit: Google Images


The camera game is getting traction but not as much traction as I would expect. I don't get it Nigerian youths, why would you prefer N 1, 000 to a digital camera? You guys are crazy o. Please get involved. I cannot begin talking about all of the ways that a digital camera can change your business if you are a fashion blogger, regular blogger, an entrepreneur or just a professional house wife, there is honor in all labour. 

Word of the week:

If you follow me on Facebook, you have probably seen it already but it is still my word for the week/month.

"Yet not I..."

"I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live yet not I but Christ lives in me, the life I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the son of God who died and gave Himself for me"

There is so much in this statement but let me just pick some out. When you pray, don't ever think that you are struggling to muster up faith because you are loved. Because you are loved by God, you are not using your faith but the faith of the son of God who died and gave Himself for you. So you always have access to God who loves you. Just talk to Him...

Day or night, he is waiting to listen to you and help you feel better in your soul so that you can have peace to do the things He asks you to do. So that is all I will be focusing on this day. 

Cheers

PS
Also, thank you everyone that came for the business fair, it was a huge success. Looking forward to seeing you there next year. Meanwhile, practice, practice all that you learned in your business so that it will grow so that we will give testimony next year, it is not for play o, it is for life. 

Photo Credit: Connect Nigeria